Data matters to meet the SDGs

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017

Published by Stephen P. Groff on Friday, 05 May 2017

Developing Asia's chances of successfully implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 will hinge on a key ingredient – accurate data.

ADB Vice-President Stephen Groff discusses the need for significant improvements in the quality of data, and why we should monitor SDG implementation by the data that is truly important, rather than the data that is available.

He notes that partnerships with knowledge institutions and strengthening of national statistical systems are crucial for countries to address this challenge.

Watch above to learn more. Stay informed by following Mr. Groff on Twitter @spgroff and Facebook.

This blog is related to the 2017 ADB Annual Meeting seminar From Goals to Action: Integrating the SDGs in National Planning. Follow the 2017 ADB Annual Meeting on Twitter @ADB_HQusing the hashtags #ADBYokohama and #ADB50.